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Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 11:30am EST
♪ >> president obama says the healthcare.gov website is significantly improved. the administration said the site can now handle 50,000 people at once and 800,000 users a day. that's on the could called front end as people browse the site. but the back end is still a work in progress. that's where the real business is as insurance companies and the federal government share info and you finish your purchase. on this edition of inside story we're going give the affordable care act and online exchanges a checkup with the deadlines approaching fast. the obama administration says the ailing website healthcare.gov is on the mend, and close to being cured of the bugs and glitches that had the president himself apologizing. >> what i'm going to do is make sure that we get it fixed. >> this weekend was president obama's sow-imposed deadline to make the site work. the department of health and human services announced a main online artery for americans to buy health insurance is working 90% of the time. more than 400 bugs in the system has been fixed since the launch, and as many as 800,000 u
FOX News
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
, politicians, our healthcare is not a game. [ buzzer ] >> president of generation opportunity. he joins us. is that your ad? >> it is our ad. we're trying to let young people know that obamacare is a disaster. really they are finding out on their own. they are seeing the prices and how expensive it is. they are choosing to opt out of this big creepy intrusive em.lthcare plan that's not >> why do you care? >> i care because our generation is not doing so well right now. 16% unemployment rate. we are being asked to pay three times as much for our healthcare in order to subsidize an older sicker population's healthcare. >> do you want no healthcare for young people or did you think that the healthcare system needed reformed. >> we think young people should make the responsible system and buy healthcare. young people can find healthcare right now in the private market. 96% of uninsured young people do not have a chronic position. it's not hard for them to buy a really inexpensive healthcare plan. obamacare makes it way more expensive and paying huge deductibles. just 10% believe it's going to
PBS
Dec 6, 2013 7:30pm PST
and will future.o the gwen: is it all too good to be true? >> while the white house wants to claim that healthcare.gov is now working, we know that obamacare is still plagued with problems. gwen: outside washington, detroit is headed into bankruptcy, pensions are disappearing and low wage workers say they're being left out. >> people cannot survive on $8.25 in this country. gwen: and -- we remember nelson mandela. >> there's mr. mandela, mr. nelson mandela, a free man taking his first steps into a new south africa. gwen: covering the week, jackie calmes of the "new york times," michael fletcher of "the washington post," and david wessel of "the wall street journal." >> award-winning reporting and analysis covering history as it happens. live, from our nation's capitol, this is "washington week" with gwen ifill. corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- we know inw-up, cyber world, threats are always evolving. we were protecting networks, then we were protecting the transfer of data, today, it's evolved to , finance, and military missions. constantly innovating to advance the front
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm PST
. >> the white house wants to claim that healthcare.gov is now working. >> i need some help in spreading the word. i need to you spread the word about the law, about its benefits, about its protections. about how folks can sign up. >> we know that obamacare is still plagued with problems. >> the experience that people are having under this new law, it runs counter to the happy talk we see appearing out of the white house. >> right now what this law is doing is helping folks, and we're just getting started with the exchanges. >> it was a nightmare. they offered coverage for myself, my wife, but my one and a half-year-old daughter was left off. >> tax credits that you may be eligible for that can save you hundreds of dollars in premium costs every month. >> people are going to be signing up, thinking they are going to get some help from the government in paying for. this and find out that the cost is much much higher than they anticipated. >> this bill was fundamentally flawed. >> what's important for everybody to remember is not only the law has already helped millions of people but that there are
PBS
Dec 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
the benefits of the affordable care act today in the latest bid to move past the rocky rollout of healthcare.gov. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. also ahead, the biggest municipal bankruptcy in u.s. history gets the green light. a judge ruled detroit can shed billions in debt and reduce public pensions while overhauling its finances. >> woodruff: and tensions are rising in asia, where vice president biden voiced support for japan as it feuds with china over islands and airspace. >> we, the united states, are deeply concerned by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the east china sea. >> those are just some of the stories we are covering on tonight's pbs news hours. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corp
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 11:00am EST
in new york city. the white house said that it's s successful with healthcare.gov it is cyber monday. crews are up righting toppled rail cars as searchers looking for what caused the derailment from new york city. dozens of people were hurt. and the accident is having an huge impact on one of the nation's biggiest commuter rail line. john terrett is in the bronx where they are trai the train c. >> reporter: we're seeing significant progress in righting the derailed train cars. i'll stand aside so our cameraman can go right in so you can see what happened over 24 hours since the accident that killed four people, injured 63, 11 of them seriously. as the second railcar which we think is the four who died were sitting, and most of the injured. and as far as we can tell from our vantage point here those are the only two carriages from yesterday's crashed train which remains off the rails. the others have been righted, according to the ntsb, including the diesel itself, that was put back on the rails in the very early hours of this morning when it was still dark. let's take a look back now
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 2:00pm EST
further than the last two months, the bunkelled roll out of healthcare.gov . it has not gone well and it's reflecting poorly in the polls. there is an election coming up for every member of the house of representatives. next year there is a third up for grabs in the senate the centecenter for american progres guaranteeing that the president's message will be amplified at the people it's aimed at. a theme that the president has concentrated on throughout the course of his speeches. echoing themes from a hundred years prior that theater roosevelt hit on. he spoke to a number of key con sit sent groups. women talking about equal wages in the work group. nondiscrimination against gays in the workplace. he talked about the affordable care act and called it a powerful piece of legislation for those in the lower rungs of the economic ladder. let's go to with a more the president has to say. >> the idea that a child will never be able to escape poverty because she lacks the healthcare. it should offend all of us and compel us to action. we are a better country than this. let me repeat. the comb
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 12:00pm PST
healthcare law. a reboot of sorts after weeks and weeks of really bad p.r. the president pumped up what he called obamacare successes. he spoke at the white house part of it live here on fox news channel, surrounded by people he says are benefiting from the new law. his aides say it's an effort to move past the problems with the enrollment web site which the feds say they have dramatically improved. the white house says around a million people visited healthcare.gov just yesterday, and if the vast majority did not have any problems. the president says that is proof the law is now working. >> after just the first month, despite all the problems in the roll-out, half a million people across the country are poised to gain healthcare coverage through market places and medicaid beginning on january 1st. some for the very first time. we know that. half a million people. >> and as the president tries to move focus from the web site itself and back to the basic office the healthcare law, republican leaders are doing the same, and attacking the law itself. >> it's not just a broken web site. this b
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm PST
that the affordable healthcare law is now up and ready. >> despite all the problems in the rollout, about half a million people across the country are poised to gain healthcare coverage through marketplaces and medicaid beginning on january 1st. some for the very first time. >> then the president read some testimonials about how good obamacare is for the folks. and listed improvements he believes the new law will bring. then mr. obama addressed his critics. >> we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. [ applause ] >> i want everybody -- you still think this law is a bad idea. you have got to tell us specifically what you would do to cut costs, cover more people, make insurance more secure. you can't just say that the system was working with 41 million people without health insurance. >> now as football people know the best defense is a good offense. that's what the president was doing today. challenging his opponents to come up with a better system. from the beginning of the healthcare debate talking points suggested that congress pass limited targeted laws to address unfairness in the
FOX News
Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm PST
. and those of us in the republican conference in the house really want to help people with their healthcare. and, unfortunately, we know that obamacare is just not ever going to get there the web site is just the beginning because, underneath it all, is a flawed law that really is not going to give people the kind of healthcare that they want at the prices that theyn a. >> see, here is what i don't get, last night i listed three programs that were suggested by republicans. they may not be good programs. may be programs. certainly were alternatives and certainly were choices. yet, the president, i can't figure out if he doesn't know about them or dismissive. i can't goia figure out why he says you don't have any. they may be dumb but i don't know why he says you don't have any. >> attitude. the only thing we can do is obama care. all the while obamacare is crumbling. what we are seeing is people just are shocked first of all that they can't keep their plan that they were promised that they could. they are shocked at the premium increases. wait until the deductibles start to hit in january. s
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 1:00am EST
mcdonough who will apologize for the problems with healthcare.gov . he says the website is functioning better since the october one launch. he spoke at georgetown university. former also hear from democratic senator, tom daschle. [applause] , it is nice to see all of you this morning on a wonderful morning to talk about a very important subject about this country. is achair keith -- cherokee chief indian once said, timing is everything. right now. implementation of the affordable care act, opportunities and challenges. we have an excellent program today. we have two terrific speakers. we have denis mcdonough and tom daschle. we also have a panel that will be moderated with a number of distinguished people on the panel. that will be the day. we will have an opportunity for some questions and answers along the road. that introduced the chief of staff of the white house, denis mcdonough. it is one said and they assume the northern great planes spirit of denis mcdonough exists. it is perfect for any chief of staff of the white house at any time. he said we were basically people who taught
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
, healthcare, o that should offend all of us and it should hell us to action. we are a better country than this. let me repeat. the combined trends of increase inequality and decreasing mobility poses a fundamental threat of our american dream, our way of life. >> here to discuss the inequality and prospect of a minimum wage hike, louis from cornell, do you accept the president's argument that income and equality are jeopardized? in. it's a tremendous difference from the experiences that we had from post-war period. it's the fundamental challenge for our society. not in terms of making sure every american who has a job earns enough to live but for those at the top. all that money piling at the top has nowhere to be invested. this is the challenge, the challenge of investment that doesn't just produce profit for the few but jobs for the many. >> stagnating income. the past 40 years, how does that track with the decline of influence with the labor movement in this country? >> it's exactly the same. we see the decline of unionization rates from the 19 70's on, and it's driven from what the other p
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 1:00pm PST
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FOX News
Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm PST
>>> i'm chris wallace. the obama administration says it met its deadline to fix healthcare.gov. but it is also telling people there is no rush to sign up. >> as more enrollment deadlines are pushed back, is the website the least of obamacare's problems? we'll ask two health care experts on opposite sides of the debate, james capretta and neera tanden. plus, our sunday panel weighs in on white house efforts to lower expectations for obamacare's online relaunch. then, skepticism over last week's deal with iran that president obama is calling a victory for diplomacy. >> we cannot rule out peaceful solutions to the world's problems. tough talk and bluster may be the easy thing to do politically, but it's not the right thing for our security. >> but will the deal halt iran's nuclear ambitions? we'll discuss that and the growing confrontation with china with former cia and nsa director, general michael hayden. and our power player of the week this holiday season is not your typical turkey farmer. >> i'm really happiest when i'm engaged in working and thinking and striving. >> all
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
say healthcare.gov can handle 800,000 each day. >> the success or failure of healthcare reform sexfected to -- is expected to be critical in this year's election. >> there's a spot waiting for me. >> a new food truck lottery took effect. for the rest of december, eight popular locations, 95 spaces are reserved for the lottery winners. >> the stock market kicked off the month of december with a loss. even though a record number of people came out to stop over the long thanksgiving weekend, they spent less for the first time in nearly seven years. >> blackberry's ceo says the one-time leader in the smart phone industry is no longer for sale, but that the struggle company will focus again on delivering. after months of speculation, d.c. mayor, vincent gray will run for reelection. >> everybody will ask about this federal investigation. talking about the 2010 campaign, for which the u.s. attorney said there was a corrupt campaign. the mayor said all along he has done nothing wrong and obviously, he feels there is nothing coming his way. >>> did you spend part of this cybermond
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 2:00am PST
of 277 times. >>> meantime 29,000 people have enrolled for healthcare on the revamped obamacare web site that's a drop in the bucket compared to the millions who have had their plans canceled. as the deadline to sign up is getting closer the web site still has major flaws. elizabeth prann has the latest for us. >> during one hearing yesterday we unearthed more immediate and long-term challenges that americans face in finding affordable healthcare coverage. those who testified say the administration's proposal to allow people to keep their existing coverage this won't work. states like washington and others are giving orders to allow folks back on old healthcare plans they argue it creates uncertainty and destructi destruction -- disruption. >> access to 50 percent of the number of specialists they offer in their older plans that are being canceled. it will be harder to get access to a doctor and probably hard to get access to the doctors you used to go see. >> the same day the president pushed a message in direct contradiction at a white house youth summit he pleaded with young supporter
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
and workable enough to start promoting it. late yesterday it started with a tweet from healthcare.gov twitter account reporting that 750,000 people had visited the site on monday. while it wasn't perfect, it didn't crash, and right now that's good enough to get the sales campaign off the ground. when the president speaks today, you can expect him to turn to a theme we first heard back when they tried to do this the first time in october. >> let me remind everybody that the affordable care act is not just a website. it's much more. >> remember, the president has been pushing the affordable care act for more than three years, as far back as the summer of 2010 touting early provisions of the law and of course he spent a good chunk of 2012 pitching it on campaign trail. it's critical that the administration fix the politics of this, at least to the point where it's manageable for democrats running in 2014. to do that, the white house will have a coordinated campaign to emphasize the different benefits of the affordable care act. between now and december 23rd, the last day you can sign up in order
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
the website, healthcare.gov. before i talk about the law and its benefits, let me tell you about a visit i made to the emergency room on a friday night recently with one of my boys after he broke his left arm. the care was excellent. so much of our emergency trauma and specialized care is. what was remarkable to me is not the care that my son got as grateful as i am, but rather the crying of two babies i heard in their emergency room being treated for asthma. dramatic asthma attacks. i cannot know for sure whether those babies were insured or not. if they did have coverage and the access to primary care that comes with such coverage, chances are it would have been far less likely to be getting emergency care for something like asthma on a friday night in the emergency room. my heart broke for those parents. they seek care for their suffering child in the emergency room. we are talking about asthma, something increasingly and sadly common, but also fundamentally treatable. "the new york times" reminded us it's the single most expensive place to get treatment. there seems to be a strange out
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am EST
new figures showing that healthcare.gov is running smoothly. the website will be tested in the next three weeks as americans race to beat the insurance sign-up deadline. al jazeera's mike viqueira has more from washington. >> there is good new and bad news when it comes to the beleaguered website healthcare.gov. a largely lost two months, and now many of problems are fix, and not a moment too soon. some statistics they came out with. on october 1st they set a total of six individuals successfully logged on and enrolled for health insurance under the affordable care act. the error rate was 6%. now as of november 30th - that was the target date, the error rate is less than 1%. now up to 800,000 individuals can log on to the website in any given day - 50,000 at one time. still, many of the problems persist. first, there are questions about security. the data of enrollees, folks that log on, personal information, security on the website not what it should be. now, something else has emerged, a back end problem. two catch phrases, first of all, the back end being injured. they have an 83
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
has suffered a great deal over the botched healthcare.com. part of his budget proposal reduce the cost of living increases social security, chain cpi. you don't hear him talking about that now. you don't see him pressing for that in the emerging budget deal. all the politics of the situation with pointing small if they can get anything done at all in. >> well, libby, is anything pointing small, is that even doing what you said you're going to do by when you said you were going to do it is a kind of victory. >> it is a bar. if they could get come up with something it would be an accomplishment. sequestration, more cuts kicking in in january, they talk about the budget, and they talk about the cuts that america has experienced that have already kicked in, and there is more coming down the pike. there is more conversation about can any change be instituted, and if it's so small could it have an impact. we wouldn't have the crisis in january that we had in october of the whole government shutting down, so there was a large part of the government shutting do you know, but it was so much and
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am PST
: this is a group that was incredibly enthusiastic about this president and healthcare for everybody was one of the main things he talked about in his election. but look at this. obamacare approval among uninsured millennials, 18-29, 57% say they disapprove of this program. it's pretty incredible when you think of how he got elected and the group that embraced him so heartily back then. >> there has long been some scepticism among millennials about the president's healthcare plan. what's new and different and most troubling for the white house is there is increased scepticism of the president himself. now you have got a situation where young people are sceptical of the law. sceptical of the reforms. they think they will pay for, they think the coverage will be worse and they are increasingly sceptical of the guy who's selling it and that's what's changed. i don't know that the president can gets that credibility back. the interesting thing is the drop in his support came after the revelations about nsa metadata collection and the coverage it got. he hasn't been able to recover among this gro
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
wants americans to give healthcare.gov another chance. >> and the president today says it is clear there's a high demand out there for affordable care. tara is at the white house with the latest. >> president obama is asking americans who need insurance to come back to newly overhauled healthcare.gov. >> do not let the initial problems discourage you because it's working better now and it's going to keep on working better over time. >> the obama administration says more than 1 million people logged on to the site monday and the system did not crash. 13,000 were put in a new system to help during high traffic. they are invited to come back when there is less traffic. 60% of them did. the white house is not yet saying how many have enrolled, but high traffic is proof of high demand. >> despite all the problems in the rollout, about half a million people across the country are poised to gain healthcare coverage beginning on january 1. >> the white house hopes highlighting progress will reassure consumers and nervous democrats. but republicans continue to insist problems go way be
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 8:00pm EST
. the white house said it finally got most of the bugs out of the healthcare website. hundreds of thousands are now trying out that site. record high for cyber monday online business could not be better. but what does it mean for bricks and mortar stores? and brain busters. we'll go to the world memory champion where record breaking recall takes memorization to a whole new level. >> we begin with details in sunday's deadly train crash in new york. the stunning finding so far the speed. authorities say commuter train was traveling 50 mph faster than it should have been when it derailed, and there is more. jonathan martin is on the scene. what's the latest? >> reporter: john, we know a piece of key information, you mentioned the speed. but what we don't know is was this a situation where it was operator error? where the conductor was operating this train too quickly, or was there a mechanical mistake? was there an issue with the braking system? an issue on the track? that's something that ntsb wants to know. but today speed may have caused is derailment, something reported early on by many wi
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
washington. >>> the centers for medicare and medicaid services say more people are going to healthcare.gov , but fewer are encountering real errors. the president talked about healthcare, mike viqueira, joins us from washington. why was this event important for the president to continue to push the healthcare law? >> reporter: you're right, the president in the second day of the reboot after the failure of healthealthcare.gov . lots of democrats very upset. lots of people trying to get healthcare, so what is the president trying to do? he's trying to talk to key constituencies, and remind everybody of the attributes as he sees them, boom care, as he has referred to it for two days in a row. who is he talking to? young invincibles, you and i are beyond that cohort, but these are the folks that they're counting on. these are the folks who must buy insurance. it's important to get folks who are healthier, i.e. younger into the system so all the premiums, all of the places make sense and it all balances out. that was the key. that yes, sir the president spoke to activists here in the compl
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm PST
. early forecast. you might be loving this retail cyber monday, this healthcare cyber monday, not so much. why up and running doesn't mean 0 you'll like what you're finding after this. [ male announcer ] in your lifetime, you will lose three sets of keys, four cell phones, seven socks, and six weeks of sleep. but one thing you don't want to lose is any more teeth. if you wear a partial, you are almost twice as likely to lose your supporting teeth. poligrip and polident for partials seal and protect helps minimize stress, which may damage supporting teeth by stabilizing your partial. and clean and protect kills odor-causing bacteria. care for your partial. help protect your natural teeth. >>> we want to join the ntsb update. the train that was responsible for four debts was going 82 in a 30 miles-per-hour bend. let's listen in. >> we need to understand how to the brake system was working in that part of the trip. we're not aware of any problems or anomalies with the brakes. also today we began interviewing the engineer. that interview will be continued over the next couple of days. we have
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am PST
healthcare.gov for the vast majority of consumers has come and gone and the administration is claiming success. >> the hom binbottom line, healthcare.gov is night and day. >> that was a low bar. >> he effectively gave itself a pass after saying 400 bug fixes and software improvements and the site is working more than 90% of the time. the site was stable only about 43% of the time. administration officials say healthcare.gov can handle 50,000 users at a time in at least 800,000 users a day. to put that in perspective, a year ago, amazon.com recorded 35 million user visits in a single day. they did not blame anyone by name. it was critical of the management team led by kathleen sebelius. >> our assessment identified weaknesses in how the project was being managed. slow decision making. the private sector. >> they echoed the indictment of government claiming that the team is operating with private sector velocity and effectiveness. whether it was intended or not, that indictment of government by the party of government is perhaps the most intriguing and bruising part of this administratio
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm EST
the government's new healthcare program. battered by two months of bad publicity, the administration says the affordable care website is operating much more smoothly now. president obama kicked off the public relations campaign today. >> this law is working and will work into the future. people want a financial stability of health insurance and we're going to keep on working to fix whatever problems come up. >> healthcare.gov says more than a million people visited the website monday with no major problems. but republicans say the new law is still broken. house speaker, john boehner, says the administration's healthcare program is fund mentally flawed and continues to reek havoc on american families, businesses, and the economy. >> police are offering a reward of up to $25,000 tonight to help catch a killer. the victim is anthony robinson gunned down late last night in the 1900 block of 17th street southeast. robinson was 26 and so far, police have no suspects and no motive. >> take a look at this mess on the beltway. just before 11:30, maryland state police say two vehicles collided
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
healthcare.gov handled 1 million visitors without major issues, the president is launching a massive three-week-long blitz to entice americans back to the website to sign up for insurance policies. >> the bottom line is this law is working and will work into the future. people want the financial stability of health insurance and we're going to keep on working to fix whatever problems come up. >> and so it begins. and this will last until december 23rd, the deadline for people to enroll if they want plans beginning on january 1st. each day the white house says they will plug different benefits that you can get through obama care with help from democrats and progressive action groups. even though we've heard more insurance pitches from the president in the last few months than buill murray endured in "groundhog day." >> just visit healthcare.gov. >> funny you should mention your health because -- >> deal is good. the prices are low. >> i sell insurance. >> what a shock. >> they're leaving a million people now without health insurance. >> i got the feeling you ain't got any. >> people want af
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 7:00am EST
. we had the worst speaker of the house ever. they spent all this time trying to stop the health-care law which they are not going to stop. we need a jobs bill passed. we need to pass immigration and work on infrastructure. there are a lot of things that could be done. i didn't like the president we had before, but i did not hate him. i think we ever treated a president the way we treated this president. charles from the carolina bringing up house speaker john boehner -- he was pressed in that "washington post" story. paul kane of the washington post notes that the gop was most proud of putting the brake on tougher regulations on business and impeding efforts by president obama to push a more liberal agenda on the country. caller: 520 five representatives comes to $9 million per year. that's a steep price to pay for people who do nothing. they don't want to do nothing. yet the problem is, the republicans say jobs, jobs, jobs. it has never been voted on. that would put a million people to work immediately. shovel ready. it is shovel ready. that is what i want to say. host: jack writes
FOX News
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
. this comes from the "washington post" saying errors generated by the healthcare website could mean many people who think they have signed up for obamacare actually have not. that's because the glitchy website is sometimes sending the wrong information to the insurance companies. bill: the white house is still trying to put a happy face on this. >> the president believes the site has been significantly improved. and the teams in place have worked 24/7 to make those improvements including significant improvements that were made over the weekend. but the work is not done. what is the story this time? >> the story here is the percentage. the idea that maybe one in three of people who have completed the enrollment process haven't had their information conveyed to the insurance companies who are supposed to provide the coverage, then the doctors who are supposed to make the determinations as to what's covered and what's paid for. we know about the dpliches for the so-called 834 reports. but the idea one of three could have a problem is a big deal. bill: that's the error rate? >> right. bill:
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am EST
-relations healthcare.gov. republicans will continue to law,tigate the health care holding for hearings today on its rollout. the white house is coming under pressure to hold someone under accountable for the failures. republicans, (202) 585-3881. democrats, (202) 585-3880. all others, (202) 585-3882. let me begin with the new york times story this morning, considering which heads may roll for the website. the white house is under mounting pressure from democrats and close allies to hold a accountable person botched rollout of president obama's signature domestic achievement and determine who should be fired. some of those names are familiar to you have have been watching the hearings on capitol hill as some of them have testified about what went wrong with the rollout and to knew what and when there would be problems. we will go outside of washington. we have for the calls inside the beltway. think? you according to the new york times, the president is under mounting pressure from democrats. numbers. the phone you can also post your comments on facebook.com/c-span and tweet us. times,ng to the new
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
health-care coverage, with millions receiving cancellation notices, and millions more facing premium rate shock, and others left to wonder if their applications on healthcare.gov or even successful. this morning where going to focus on how the health care could be affected by the changes in the president's health care plan. the president's health care law cut over $700 billion from the already struggling medicare program to fund the flawed new entitlement. included in the cuts were over $300 billion in direct and indirect cuts to the medicare advantage program, and many of these cuts start in 2014. medicare's managed care program currently provides coverage for more than 14 million americans, over a quarter of all medicare beneficiaries. these patients choose medicare advantage plans over traditional medicare for a variety of reasons, including improved cost-sharing, enhance benefits, better care coordination, and higher quality of care. millions of americans, especially those with lower incomes, medicare advantage is a better option for delivering their care, and frankly their choice. wh
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Dec 3, 2013 10:00am PST
. >> there is a new report from the washington post that combines all of the healthcare.gov errors and impacted a third of the people signing up. that is raising questioning of whether they will get the coverage they were expecting in the now years. lou, good day to you. we turn to you for the private sector velocitty. >> the insurance companies, what are they receiving on their end? >> the insurance companies basically are the source of these reviews and 834s. and epirollment forms we are not told about and how many people enrolled. we are learning about the insurance companies, a third of the enrollment forms for want of a better expression are flawed in some way, substantially and significantly to the point they are not reliable and the tens of thousands of people who think they enrolled in obama care have not done so. >> when do they find out or do they? >> that is one of the introwing questions. the administration is not acknowledging the dimension of the problem itself. and what they are doing to go back and gather them up. a quarter of a million people were put in a cube because they cou
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2013 5:45pm EST
coverage? in favor of expanding healthcare if you take a somewhat liberal line on that explain how you think we can make it affordable. >> first we have to focus on four brings a confidence of healthcare reform. number one for cost. if there's one thing that will bankrupt america it is out of control health care costs. we've already made $38 trillion with promises for medicare that we know how we are going to pay for. and my view is you can't reduce healthcare costs by expanding coverage. it's an oxymoron. in addition to that, you have to recognize that the current ultra system if it were a house it is structurally unsound, it is more than its wort it's worth and itd for foreclosure. so you can't say that it is progress by adding the new lane belt out of the same materials attached to the structure that is headed for foreclosure. it's another example of how the government wants to give people their desert before leave the spinach. we have already made tens of trillions of promises we don't know how we are going to keep but let's make more and only have to do is pay for it. the fact is
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Dec 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
to this hunger games analogy. what if told you this healthcare games 2, republican senator pat toomey discovered something. the contestants may not be reel because a lot of them are not technically enrolled. explain what is going on here. the difference between getting on the site, logging on and signing up. >> the problems never seem to end. the web site itself is really the least of the problems. but one of the new problems we're discovering is people go to the web site, they now finally manage to get through -- my wife couldn't. >> really. >> yeah. my wife is very sharp. couldn't get through. >> a u.s. senator's wife. >> members of congress are forced under the obamacare, we're losing our existing coverage. >> did you have any special pass code. >> no. it doesn't work for my wife either. so, yeah, believe me, i understand exactly what people are going through because we're going through it. >> what do you want? what did she find when she got -- >> took her information, her data, she gave all our personal information, all our identifying information, and now the system, has and it then when sh
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Dec 2, 2013 10:00am PST
. healthcare.gov is working for a vast majority of consumers, whatever that means. >> the bottom line, healthcare.gov on december 1st is night and day from where it was on october 1st? >> is a better functioning website enough to cure the president and his party of second term headaches? shop till you drop, holiday bargain hunters logging onto point, click and shift this cyber monday. the new delivery could change the game of online shopping forever. good day, i'm andrea mitchell in new york. a federal investigation is now under way trying to determine the cause of that deadly train derailment north of manhattan. in washington today the national transportation safety board began downloading data from two black boxes recovered at the scene. officials hope to talk to the train's conductor and engineer today or tomorrow. four people died when the train spun off the tracks. among them a member of our family here at nbc, jim, 58 years old, worked as an audio technician on the "today" show. he was on his way to work when the crash occurred. colleagues remember him for his enormous talent an
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Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm PST
that the healthcare.gov web site is working better than ever and tens of thousands of people are logging on. how well is it really working? >> ever get migraine headaches? anybody who does know how excruciating they can be. now a new study indicates an object that many people use every day could be to blame. and your man, the crack smoke-sg mayor. he ate and wings and stole somebody's seat. let's get to it. >> happy december. first from the news difficult. the obama administration officials saying dramatic improvements to healthcare.gov. the web site for millions of americans to sign on for the belt -- benefits but the site is still far from 100%. the white house says computer programmers have been working nonstop since the launch in october. they were trying to meet the president's december 1st december 1st deadline to get the site up to speed. officials said they met the goal and the system can now handle 50,000 users at one time with an error rate of less than 1%. but our news deck team ran into problems. we got what appeared to be a blank screen with a web site logo, win we scrolled to the bob of
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Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm PST
that healthcare.gov is now working. >> i need some help in spreading the word. i need you to spread the word about the law, about its benefits, its protections, about how folks can sign up. >> we know that obama care is still plagued with problems. >> the experience people are having under this new law, it runs counter to the happy talk we keep hearing out of the white house. >> we're just getting started for the, changes. >> it was a nightmare. they offered coverage for myself, my wife, but our daughter was left off. >> it can save you hundreds of dollars in premium costs every month. >> people are signing up, thinking they're going to get some help from the government and find out it's much, much higher than they anticipated. >> this bill is fundamentally flawed. >> what's important to remember is that the law has helped millions of people but there are millions more who stand to be helped. >> the president's health care law continues to wreak havoc on american families, small businesses and the economy. >> you got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm
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Dec 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
an error. >> reporter: healthcare.gov is still struggling and darrell issa and others say they're worried about security. >> from a cyber standpoint we're all very concerned. it's very clear this is not a website that is highly secure. as a result hackers are flocking to it to try to take advantage of what clearly our security risks that are still there. >> reporter: the house intelligence chairman revealed it's a significant number of people seeking unauthorized access. >> we know that this thing gets hit thousands of times a day by people trying to get in and get access, unauthorized access. they have no coordinated effort on every single day to monitor and track that. >> reporter: one expert says the many attacks combined with weak security is a recipe for disaster. >> think of a house that you've already built the foundation but the foundation is completely cracked. you know, there's holes in the entire infrastructure and basically you have to gut everything out and rebuild it from the top. >> reporter: some senior democrats are expressing the hope that after initial bumps, obama care
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Dec 6, 2013 2:00am PST
to healthcare.gov take a look for yourself in your state what is available to you. there is no reason why you shouldn't have health insurance. >> we are hearing a different story from kathleen sebelius saying they have to fix a couple houn problems saying we are not where we need to be. some krit tings are asking -- it is an attempt at the president to force his hand at a legacy. >> he is standing there alone in the wind as the whole thing obamacare collapses around him. he did not do what fdr and lbj did. they understand the majorities are temporary. he easceased on a temporary majority. american people really rejected now he's reaping the whirlwind from that. >>> the administration has initial goal of having about 700,000 people sign up by the end of november. as we know from health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius all have been much lower. >> one texas woman has been struggling to sign up for obamacare since the beginning of october. she has filled out the application twice and both times she has hit a brick wall. >> they want proof of my my personal resident id number twice
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Dec 8, 2013 6:00pm PST
run high for the hearing of a new healthcare law. >> what are our options now? >> we don't have any options. >> how the new law is affecting her family. plus a kelly file investigation as to why the white house failed to tell the truth when the president's uncle ended up in custody. >> there was no evidence they met. that was what was conveyed. >> that's not the story now. an exclusive tonight a well-known washington whistleblower he has new information on what he calls controversial hires. the kelly file starts now. >> who was that? we are going to mutt el through another night tonight. breaking this evening the administration has just been forced to confirm what we reported to you a couple of days ago. tens of thousands of americans who think they have health insurance under obamacare may discover on january 1st that they do not. they are refusing to release the stats on the problems plaguing healthcare.gov the administration announced under pressure from the press that the enrollment of one out of every four people in the month of october and november were botched. at least one o
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Dec 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >> reporter: the administration will make sure healthcare.gov will get a new look over the weekend, but there are questions about how they sold this to the public. first president obama and his aides had to adjust his promise that if you like your health plan you can keep it. and now ezekiel emanual is adding another caveat to the pledge. >> the president never said you can have an unlimited doctor in your country. >> he said if you like your -- you can -- like your doctor, you can keep your doctor? >> if you like your doctor, this is a matter of choice. >> that is shifting to if you can pay for your doctor, you can keep it. >> when this was being debated, 85% of americans weren't satisfied with the health care, but they liked the plan they were on and they liked their doctor. but this administration will destroy the entire system to provide a strong social safety net. >> the president's allies continue to build up the safety net. his political group organizing for action held 100 events this weekend in new york, new hampshire and state as cross the country. the president tweeting
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Dec 7, 2013 12:00am EST
to healthcare for women in africa, he promoted reproductive health in the united states and around the world. and he asked the tough questions those who obstructed women's progress and rights even when it didn't make news. so i'm especially delightd that we honor a dear friend of mine that bears his name. years been nearly to since i joined secretary clinton conferenceth world on women and her simple universal message human rights and women'srights rights are human rights became women denied many the opportunity to live with freedom and dignity. day in beijing is now a waterhead moment in the history of the women's rights movement. before that defining speech and ever since, hillary has been frontiers of human back againstshing inequality around the world and here at home. understands that women rights are human rights but also women's progress is human progress because we all benefit when women have the chance to in everyte fully aspect of life. the world needs the wisdom and strength and vision of all its people, not half. people say that democracy for all its limitations is the force for
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Dec 2, 2013 4:00pm EST
of a deadly train derailment in new york. the white house says healthcare.gov is running smoother than ever. insurance companies say it is far from fixed. protesters in thailand clash with police as the prime minister refuses calls to step down. >>> amazon says it wants to change what we know about doorstep delivery. ♪ >>> a if he hfederal investigat they will soon know the cause of sunday's deadly train derailment in new york city. the ntsb is now processing information from the train's black boxes. officials say at least 63 people were hurt and four people were killed when the train derailed as it rounded a curve. crews are still at the scene up right in toppled cars, trying to restore full service on one of the nation's busiest commuter rail line. jonathan martin joins us from the crash site. and jonathan, i believe we are standing by to get an update on the investigation soon >> reporter: that's right, tony. we are expecting a news conference in the ntsb at 4:00 o'clock. so any minute, we will learn something. hopefully, as you mentioned, the investigators do have those two black boxe
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Dec 2, 2013 4:00pm PST
healthcare.gov in off peak hours. now, is that really going to help? senator kelly ayotte joins us from new hampshire. good evening, senator. >> good evening, greta. good to be with you. >> nice to have you. what do you make of the secretary's advice as to how to make the website work? you're supposed to go in off peak hours. although i'm not sure i know what the off peak hours are. steams like they're all off peak. >> i'm not sure what it is. because, you know, what i've heard from my constituents is they're trying -- they've tried at all hours of the day. and so why shouldn't people, though, be able to go on when they can go on? i think this is -- obviously shows that there's still serious problems with the website. and this back end issue is a serious issue, greta. because if the insurers aren't getting accurate information, they don't know who is enrolled and they can't verify that someone's enrolled, then that's going to be a real problem for people trying to get coverage. but we also know that the problems are much deeper than the website. those are higher premiums. i spent all day in
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Dec 2, 2013 1:00pm PST
for healthcare.gov. today the obama administration is claiming success in getting the website to work smoothly for the vast majority of users. a passing grade for its own self-set december 1st ted line. the latest progress report says the site is working more than 90% of the time, able to handle at least 800,000 users a day. in fact, the white house says 375,000 people visited the site before noon today. and while the official numbers aren't in yet, nbc news confirms that about 100,000 people were able to select plans on the federal exchange in november. up some 27,000 -- up from some 27,000 in october. but the white house says it still has more work to do. >> the president believes that the site has been significantly improved. but the work is not done. and it will continue. >> and right now, that rehabilitation effort extends well beyond the website to the president's political support. and his wider second term agenda. a broad-based approach evidenced by events over the weekend. on friday, the president and first lady met with activists engaged in a hunger strike on the national mall in pur
PBS
Dec 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
consumers will have an easier time using healthcare.gov now that it's fixed the major glitches. but insurers warn problems still exist when confirming coverage. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. also ahead this monday, the uproar in ukraine, protesters who want closer ties with europe now control a public square in the heart of the capital, as they call for the heads of government to resign. >> ifill: and spencer michels profiles david hockney, the prolific artist who continues to innovate using technology to advance his work. >> hockney, at 76, shows no signs of slowing down, and in fact, he admits he is working as he can on a wide variety of projects. >> ifill: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's "pbs newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible b
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Dec 2, 2013 3:30pm PST
sector. i want to point out that today bestbuy.com was down while healthcare.gov was up. even the private sector is not perfect. we're making progress, and i'm proud of it. we have bill burton, who used to work in the obama white house, and we have the former governor from maryland, bob you recall c ehrlich. and brag on your book. check out the book. but look, you talk about hope and change. >> it's a slogan. >> we're all for success. >> if you're for success, why won't you stand with us? >> we're grading on a curve? i wish we had this curve in law school. i needed the curve. >> listen, we have made real progress. we're moving toward, i feel lying the healthier this gets, the sicker you guys look. this is fixable. >> and we're fixing it. >> that's the bad news. this is the part that's fixable. now we'll get to the numbers, to middle america, the middle class, we'll get to a sticker shock. >> you mean, the middle dallas will finally stop being discriminated against? kids will be able to get health care? >> higher deductibles, and you loose your doctor. >> in the private sector, the first
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